Event included more than 140 companies
Like everything else in 2020, Dunwoody’s annual Fall Career Fair looked a bit different. But despite the change from on-campus to online, the event still demonstrated that Dunwoody students remain in high-demand.
More than 142 companies and 229 company representatives attended the virtual event on Wednesday, Sept. 30, which was held online from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and spoke with students from all academic departments.
“It was great to see so many employers signing on and speaking with our students about employment opportunities in their fields,” said Director of Career Services Rob Borchardt. “From engineering to construction and manufacturing, students were presented with a wide range of employers and employment opportunities.”
In fact, of the companies that attended, nearly 200 unique jobs were posted to the College’s online career site, with at least 750 job leads for our students.
And like in past years, Dunwoody students took advantage of the opportunity, with nearly 200 participating in the event and logging 800 conversations with potential employers. The online fair was great at replicating the feel of our previous career fairs by having students wait in multiple virtual lines at a time so they could speak one-on-one with company representatives.
“Overall, this was a great event for the College, and more importantly for our students and future graduates,” Borchardt said. “I’ve already heard from a number of students who think the career fair will lead to employment.”
This won’t be the only chance for students to connect with employers. The College will hold its annual Spring Career Fair on February 24, 2021. For more information, visit the Anthony L. Ferrara Career Services Center website.
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 46 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined. More information on Dunwoody can be found at www.dunwoody.edu or by following Dunwoody on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.